Yixing teapots originate from the Yixing region in eastern China dating back to the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) when purple clay was first discovered. But it was not until the late Ming and Qing Dynasties (1573-1911) until the tradition matured and flourished.
Artisans utilize purple clay which contains natural minerals to create beautiful products of various forms and colors. They have maintained their unique reputation both in china and abroad as the "best vessel for brewing" fine Chinese teas.
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